Welcome to Conquering CHD - Tennessee

At Conquering CHD - Tennessee, we exist to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by CHD. We accomplish this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research.


*This State Chapter has received the Honor Roll Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission in 2019 and 2020.

About Us

Through our State Chapters we are able to give knowledge, give a voice and give hope, directly meeting the comprehensive, lifelong needs of patients with congenital heart disease and their families through awareness, knowledge, community, and research programming.
Local activities include:
  • Conquering CHD Kits offering critical information and a personal connection for patients with CHD of all ages through individualized care packages
  • Online chat networks bringing people with similar experiences together
  • In-person peer support offering patients and families encouragement and insight from someone who has walked a similar path
  • Social events providing a safe environment to celebrate life and simple joys together
  • Physician education improving understanding of congenital heart disease from the patient and family perspective
  • Research promotion and participation helping promising developments become reality
  • Advocacy activities sharing our stories to improve federal research funding


Stay connected with Conquering CHD - Tennessee by sharing your information in our family survey.

Get Connected

For more information about the Tennessee chapter, email tennessee@conqueringchd.org.


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Upcoming Events and Activities


    Conquering CHD - Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax-exempt or EIN number is: 81-4829701. For additional documentation of our tax-exempt status, please contact tennessee@conqueringchd.org.


    You can read more about our organization in our GuideStar profile.


    One important program we have in Tennessee is our Conquering CHD Care Kits. When away at the hospital for a procedure, families tend to have nothing but the basics: wallet/purse and phone. Our hospital kits are distributed to the families providing resources and support items to help bring comfort to the patient and their family during long term stays.


    Some of the items we include in these care kits are:

    • Coloring books and 8 pack of crayons
    • Activity books and deck of cards
    • Books for all ages
    • Tumbler or water bottle
    • Blanket
    • Chapstick
    • Hand lotion


    You can help by purchasing care kit items from our Amazon Wish List.


    Please give generously to support our state chapter activities!

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    Meet the Tennessee Volunteer Board

    Chapter President - Carrie Deaton

    Chapter Vice President - Sabrina Dodd

    Chapter Social Media Coordinator - Kayley Grisham

    Chapter Teen and Adult Coordinator - Kamil Slomka

    Chapter Knoxville Lead Coordinator - Laura Willson


    Open Volunteer Board Positions

    • Chapter Secretary
    • Chapter Treasurer
    • Bereavement Coordinator
    • Hospital Coordinator
    • Fundraising Coordinator
    • Community Outreach Coordinator

    If you are interested in a volunteer board position, please email us at tennessee@conqueringchd.org


    Mailing information:

    Conquering CHD - Tennessee
    P.O. Box 1371
    Mount Juliet, TN 37121